Anyone lived in these areas or been there before? How was it like? I heard that they're Canada's ghettos.
Most consider Jane-Finch in Toronto to be the roughest ghetto in Canada. But I was amused when some article (I think it was from Chuckie Akenz's website) stated that Jane-Finch is comparable to South Central Los Angeles. I'm not even sure if the author of that article was really being serious.
I mean, honestly, I've never been to Jane-Finch but to compare it to South Central? The real amusing thing was that the thugs of Jane-Finch bang Crips and Bloods. "Northside" is Crips and Southside is "Bloods". Are they trying to be like Compton (Westside - Bloods and Pirus and Eastside - Crips) or something? Why the hell are they copying LA's black gangs? How the hell is Jane-Finch comparable to South Central when they bang for gangs that aren't even from their hood? Was it from watching NWA, Snoop Dogg or The Game or something?
If all of South Central LA was a city itself, it's avg. homicide rate would be as high as Detroit's (about 40-41 homicides per 100,000). And that's not even the end of the story. There exists safe neighborhoods even in South Central, places like Baldwin Hills, most parts of Crenshaw, Ladera Heights, Windsor-View Park, View Heights, etc. That means that most of the homicides/killings would be concentrated in terrible neighborhoods like Watts, Compton Athens, Florence, etc. and mean that the homicide rates for these neighborhoods would be much higher than the avg. rate of 40-41 homicides per 100,000 people of all South Central.
I wonder if they still do that old $hit of Crips vs. Bloods thing in Jane-Finch and I reckon they probably do, probably from watching the movie Colors or something. Because down in South Central, it's more like this: 1. Crips vs. Crips, 2. Bloods vs. Bloods, 3. Crips vs. Bloods, 4. Blacks (Crips + Bloods) vs. Eses (Mexicans).
1 and 2 outnumber conflict #3 by far, and #4 is slowly increasing.
I wonder how the hell these "Crips" and "Bloods" from Jane-Finch will react when they really do come to South Central LA's hoods, to the birthplaces of the C's and B's, meeting Blood and Crip sets like Grape Street Crips, Bounty Hunter Bloods, Eight-trey Gangsta Crips, etc. and not to mention the various eses runnin around like 18th St., Florencia 13, etc? Or maybe even hardcore Cambodian/Asian gang TRG from neighboring North Long Beach.....